Watch These Movies

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I’m not sure which is better, getting lost in music or getting lost in movies. They’re both an escape and when it’s a good one, you don’t forget it. I always tell myself that after I watch a good movie I need to immediately add it to this list before I forget, but I usually forget. Here’s the ones I remembered.

[listed alphabetically]

21 Grams (2003)
“You know what I thought when mom died? I couldn’t understand how you could talk to people again, how you could laugh… again. I couldn’t understand how you could play with us. And no, no that’s a lie, life does not just go on.”

200 Cigarettes (1999)
“You need to find somebody that likes you the way you are.”
“And who would possibly like me the way I am?”
“I have no idea.”

300 (2006)
“The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.”

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
“Now I’m tired, Alice. I’m tired of watching my boys go hungry. I’m tired of the way that they look at me. I’m tired of the way that you don’t.”

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
“What does a scanner see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does it see into me? Into us? Clearly or darkly? I hope it sees clearly because I can’t any longer see into myself. I see only murk. I hope for everyone’s sake the scanners do better, because if the scanner sees only darkly the way I do, then I’m cursed and cursed again.”

All Good Things (2010)
“You’re ignoring a very hard fact of life, David.”
“What’s that?”
“She’s never going to be one of us.”
“I know.. Isn’t that great?”

Almost Famous (2000)
“Call me if you need a rescue, we live in the same city.”
“Sometimes I think I live in a different world.”

Along Came Polly (2004)
“Reuben, I’m in a situation here. We have to leave now.”
“No. Can we stay a couple more minutes?”
“Dude, no. This is serious. I just sharted.”
“I don’t know what that means.”
“I tried to fart and a little shit came out. I just sharted. Now let’s go.”
“You’re the most disgusting person I’ve ever met in my life.”

American Beauty (1999)
“I feel like I’ve been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I’m just now waking up.”

American Gangster (2007)
“The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn’t own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though.”

American Psycho (2000)
“There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.”

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
“Shoot him again.”
“What for?”
“His soul is still dancing.”

Batman Begins (2005)
“WHERE ARE YOU?”
“Here.”

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
“We don’t want Tiffany’s. We want a Mom and Pop operation, in a busy place, on a Saturday when the week’s takes go in the safe. We both worked there. We know the safe combinations. We know the burglar alarm signals. We know where everything is. I figure, between the week’s take, the jewelry and the cases, the vault, there’s a $500,000 haul. I figure probably six. The dumb old lady that works there, she’s alone till noon. She’s not going to be a problem.”
“Andy…”
“Yeah?”
“That’s mom and dad’s store.”
“That’s what I said. A Mom and Pop operation.”

Black Swan (2010)
“Nina, what did you do?”
“I felt it. Perfect. I was perfect.”

Blood Diamond (2006)
“Sometimes I wonder… will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? Then I look around and I realize… God left this place a long time ago.”

Book of Eli, The (2010)
“And who are you?”
“Nobody.”
“Oh, I doubt that. The men you killed in my bar, now they were nobody.”

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”

Cable Guy, The (1996)
“Look, Chip Douglas, I don’t know what your story is, but I’m going to find out!”
“Well, don’t dig to deep or you might get burnt by the molten lava!”

Closer (2004)
“I fell in love with her, Alice.”
“Oh, as if you had no choice? There’s a moment, there’s always a moment, ‘I can do this, I can give into this, or I can resist it’, and I don’t know when your moment was, but I bet you there was one.”

Crash (2004)
“It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.”

Dark Knight, The (2008)
“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Deja Vu (2006)
“What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?
“I’d try.”

Departed, The (2006)
“When you decide to be something, you can be it. That’s what they don’t tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?”

Dumb and Dumber (1994)
“I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.”
“I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of shit, man.”

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
“Hold me.”
“I can’t.”

Elephant (2003)
“What are you writing?”
“Uh, this? It’s my plan.”
“For what?”
“Oh, you’ll see.”

End Of Watch (2012)
“You feel like a hero?”
“What?”
“You feel like a hero?”
“No.”
“Yeah, me neither.”

Equalizer, The (2014)
“Got to be who you are in this world. No matter what.”

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
“This is it, Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.”
“I know.”
“What do we do?”
“Enjoy it.”

Falling Down (1993)
“We’re the same, you and me. We’re the same, don’t you see?”
“We are not the same. I’m an American and you’re a sick asshole.”

Fight Club (1999)
“You met me at a very strange time in my life.”

Flight (2012)
“This thing is so heavy it’s killed me.”

Following (1998)
“Everyone has a box.”

Fracture (2007)
“Your wife? Is she OK?”
“I don’t think she is. I shot her”

Frequency (2000)
“What are you looking at?”
“Stealing your life away. You went down 30 years ago, pal. You just don’t know it yet.”

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
“How tall are you, private?”
“Sir, five-foot-nine, sir.”
“Five-foot-nine, I didn’t know they stacked shit that high!”

Gangs of New York (2002)
“…And no matter what they did to build this city up again, for the rest of time, it will be like no-one even knew we was ever here.”

Garden State (2004)
“You gotta hear this one song, it’ll change your life I swear.”

Ghost World (2001)
“This is so bad it’s almost good.”
“This is so bad it’s gone past good and back to bad again.”

Good Girl, The (2002)
“Is this your last best chance? Or are you going to your grave with unlived lives in your veins?”

Hangover, The (2009)
“Hey, there’s skittles in there!”

Harsh Times (2005)
“I’m a soldier of the apocalypse, man!”

Heat (1995)
“You know, we are sitting here, you and I, like a couple of regular fellas. You do what you do, and I do what I gotta do. And now that we’ve been face to face, if I’m there and I gotta put you away, I won’t like it. But I tell you, if it’s between you and some poor bastard whose wife you’re gonna turn into a widow, brother, you are going down.”

Ides of March, The (2011)
“I’m not a Christian. I’m not an Atheist. I’m not Jewish. I’m not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in, is called the Constitution of United States of America.”

Illusionist, The (2006)
“He has tricked you, it is all an illusion!”
“Perhaps there is truth in this illusion.”

Inception (2010)
“You’re waiting for a train. A train that’ll take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you. But you can’t know for sure. Yet it doesn’t matter. Now, tell me why?”
“Because you’ll be together!”

Interstellar (2014)
“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.”

Interview with the Vampire (1994)
“I’m flesh and blood, but not human. I haven’t been human for two hundred years.”

Juno (2007)
“So how far along are you?”
“I’m a junior.”

Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)
“Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now.”

Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
“You’re telling me she cut through eighty-eight bodyguards before she got to O-Ren?”
“Nah, there weren’t really eighty-eight of them. They just called themselves ‘The Crazy 88.'”
“How come?”
“I don’t know. I guess they thought it sounded cool.”

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
[after giving some flowers to Bianca] “See they’re even fake so they’ll never die.”

Last Night (2010)
“Once you know something like that, you can’t unlearn it.”

Last Samurai, The (2003)
“Tell me how he died.”
“I will tell you how he lived.”

Lost In Translation (2003)
“Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.”

Machinist, The (2004)
“Are you okay?”
“Don’t I look okay?”
“If you were any thinner, you wouldn’t exist.”

Magnolia (1999)
“Come on, Frank. What are you doing?”
“What am I doing? I’m quietly judging you..”

Memento (2000)
“OK, so what am I doing?…Oh, I’m chasing this guy.” [sees man shoot at him]
“No… he’s chasing me.”

Michael Clayton (2007)
“There’s no play here. There’s no angle. There’s no champagne room. I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor. The math on this is simple. The smaller the mess the easier it is for me to clean up.”
[points to the phone] “That’s the police isn’t it?”
“No. They don’t call.”

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
“Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?”
“I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!”
“Did you shoot any?”
“Yes, like 50 of ’em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?”

Nightcrawler (2014)
“Will this be on television?”
“If it bleeds, it leads.”
“Are you currently hiring?”

Notebook, The (2004)
“If you’re a bird I’m a bird.”

Office Space (1999)
“Yeah, well, at least your name isn’t Michael Bolton.”
“You know, there’s nothing wrong with that name.”
“There *was* nothing wrong with it… until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.”
“Hmm… well, why don’t you just go by Mike instead of Michael?”
“No way! Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks.”

Old School (2003)
“At this point, you may be asking yourself, why am I holding this 30 pound cinder block in my hands? You might also ask yourself, why does this cinder block have a long piece of string tied to it? And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your penis?”
“And the answer ladies… is trust.”

Prestige, The (2006)
“Do you have anything to say?”
“Abracadabra.”

Pulp Fiction (1994)
“I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do WHATEVER I WANTED. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good.”

Punch Drunk Love (2002)
“I wanted to ask you something because you’re a doctor… I don’t like myself sometimes. Can you help me?”
“Barry, I’m a dentist. What kind of help do you think I could give you?”

Red Violin, The (1998)
“What do you do when the thing you most wanted, so perfect, just comes?”

Seven (1995)
“If we catch John Doe and he turns out to be the devil, I mean if he’s Satan himself, that might live up to our expectations, but he’s not the devil. He’s just a man.”

Social Network, The (2010)
“I went to my friend for the money because that’s who I wanted to be partners with. Eduardo was the president of the Harvard Investors Association, and he was also my best friend.”
“Your best friend is suing you for six hundred million dollars.”
[Sarcastically] “I didn’t know that, tell me more.”

Taxi Driver (1976)
“The idea had been growing in my brain for some time: TRUE force. All the king’s men cannot put it back together again.”

There Will Be Blood (2007)
“If I travel all the way there and I find out that you’re a liar, I’ll find you and I’ll take more than my money back, is that alright with you?”
“Yessir.”

Tombstone (1993)
“Why you doin’ this, Doc?”
“Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.”
“Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.”
“…I don’t.”

Training Day (2001)
“To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.”

Troy (2004)
“Are the stories true? They say your mother was an immortal godess. They say you can’t be killed.”
“I wouldn’t be bothering with the shield then, would I?”
“The Thesselonian you’re fighting… he’s the biggest man i’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t want to fight him.”
“Thats why no-one will remember your name.”

V for Vendetta (2006)
“A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world.”

Vanilla Sky (2001)
“These? These are more than headaches. These are steel plates slicing through my every thought.”

Wedding Crashers (2005)
“I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night.”
“Soft mattress?”
“Yeah, it could have been the soft mattress. Or the midnight rape. Or the nude gay art show that took place in my room. One of those probably added to the lack of sleep.”

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